The Future of our British Flora


I MUCH fear that the botanists of 1977, when roaming in search of specimens, will find it much more difficult to collect a varied herbarium, and that the poets of that period will be unable to obtain gratification from the sight of many interesting and beautiful plants which are already fast becoming rare and in a short period will likely be extinct with us.

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SHAW, J. The Future of our British Flora. Nature 16, 550 (1877).

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